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Making ‘Space’: Pt II
Episode 54th June 2024 • Acute Astronomy • Hopewell Valley Student Publications Network
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Intro to Topic

In this episode, Matt and I will be talking about Einstein’s theory of relativity as it relates to the work done by Nergis Mavalvala and Jane Rigby.

Segment 1: Creating space in the study of space

We’ll be talking about our second two astronomers, Nergis Mavalvala and Jane Rigby, and their contributions to inclusivity and representation in the world of astronomy. We’ll also be talking about the intersections of being an astronomer who is part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Segment 2: Theory of relativity

I am joined by Matt, who will be helping explain Einstein’s theory of relativity, gravitational lensing, and gravitational waves.

Music Credits:

Moons- Patrick Patrikios

Research Citations:

Grossman, Lisa. “Meet Jane Rigby, senior project scientist for JWST and advocate for LGBTQ+ astronomers.” Science News, 10 August 2023, Accessed 24 January 2024.

Md, Sandeeb. “,.” , - YouTube, 21 October 2023, Accessed 24 January 2024.

“Nergis Mavalvala.” The Schools' Observatory, Accessed 24 January 2024.





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